2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

GEOG 360 - GIS & Land Change Models


GIS & Land Change Models examines computerized models that simulate land change. Such models are important because land change influences socioeconomic development, biodiversity conservation, water resources, energy use, greenhouse gasses, and many other factors. Applications include suburbanization in Massachusetts and deforestation in projects to Reduce Emissions due to Deforestation and Degradation. Students use TerrSet’s Land Change Modeler and Geomod to learn concepts such as calibration, validation, extrapolation, and sensitivity.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite is Intro to GIS, listed as GEOG 190  or IDCE 310  .

Anticipated Terms Offered: Every fall